At the risk of dating myself... 😆
Back when I was a kid we had the huge TVs that had two dials, one on top of the other. I remember one of them was channel U, and that typically had the good stuff.
If we got up early enough on Saturday morning and stayed quiet, my brother and I could watch cartoons until our parents woke up and came downstairs (usually around 9:00am).
My favorites were Scooby Doo and the Smurfs. My brother liked He-Man and Voltron. We also watched Super Friends, which was Super-Man, Wonder Woman, Aqua Man and a few others.
My parents held out forever and wouldn't get cable, so I was deprived of MTV when I was a teen and had to go over to my friends' house or on babysitting jobs to watch. This was back in the day, when MTV had music videos and was actually worth watching. 😄
Sorry, didn't mean to hijack the thread, but all the talk of limited channels brought back the memories! lol!